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    Summary

    This position is located within USDA, Agricultural Research Service's, Pacific West Area (Albany, CA), Northwest Sustainable Agroecosytems Research Unit in Pullman, Washington.

    This position will lead a research program in the area of air quality to assess cropping system performance across agricultural fields and landscapes of the Inland Pacific Northwest.

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    Responsibilities

    • Long-Term Agroecosystems Research (LTAR) team member contributing to development of sustainable crop and soil management systems for agricultural lands in the Inland Pacific Northwest and nationally.
    • Lead research program in the area of air quality to assess cropping system performance across agricultural fields and landscapes of the Inland Pacific Northwest.
    • Work in team setting to investigate and develop quantitative relationships between agricultural emissions and factors such as soil properties, crop management, field hydrology, meteorology and climate change.
    • Work in team setting to increase the understanding of factors driving agricultural emissions and associated air quality due to agricultural activities such as agrichemical use, tillage and crops produced.
    • Work in team setting to use advanced technologies to explore management-related differences in agricultural emissions leading to strategies that improve air quality and overall cropping system performance in the inland Pacific Northwest.
    • Work in team setting to conduct transdisciplinary research to develop best management practices that enhance air, soil and water quality for a more sustainable agriculture.
    • Work with Unit scientists, stakeholders, University partners, and National Program Leaders to define and achieve research goals.
    • Supervise Unit Support Scientists and Research Technicians as required to meet research goals including assigning of duties, reviewing work, approving/disapproving leave, and evaluating performance.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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